The past through tomorrow: 'Future history' stories

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Putnam, 1967 - Fiction - 667 pages
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Introduction, by D. Knight. -- Life-line. -- The roads must roll. -- Blowups happen. -- The man who sold the moon. -- Delilah and the space-rigger. -- Space jockey. -- Requiem. -- The long watch. -- Gentlemen, be seated. -- The black pits of Luna. -- "It's great to be back!" -- "We also walk dogs." -- Searchlight. -- Ordeal in space. -- The green hills of earht. -- "If this goes on ..." - Conventry. -- Misfit. -- Methuselah's children.

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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

At times boring, at times very entertaining these stories and novellas are assembled all in one place for the true Heinlein fan. A good introduction to some of Heinlein's more prophetic stories. Read full review

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User Review  - 5hrdrive - LibraryThing

Life-line: **** This was Heinlein's first published story, in 1939. That alone makes it a must-read. The Roads Must Roll: *** I understand that this is science-fiction, but as a premise the technology ... Read full review


Introduction by Damon Knight
The Roads Must Roll
Blowups Happen

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Robert A. Heinlein was the greatest science fiction writer who ever lived. His novels have been translated into every literate language on the globe--over 25 million Heinlein books are in print in this country alone. For five decades, young readers of science fiction discovered Heinlein, then gone on to voraciously devour every Heinlein book they can get their hands on. His now-legendary "Stranger in a Strange Land" was the first hardcover bestseller by a science fiction writer. From 1975 on, every new Heinlein novel made the "New York Times" best-seller list and shipped a million copies, including "The Number of the Beast", "Friday", "Job: A Comedy of Justice", "The Cat Who Walks Through Walls", and "To Sail Beyond the Sunset". In a career spanning half a century, he wrote over forty books, and four of his novels won Hugo Awards, an unequalled record for almost four decades. For the last three generations of readers, Heinlein "is" science fiction.

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